The new single is accompanied by a deceptively simple video that features the band hanging out together in snowy weather, while animations by Chloe Hemingway and illustrations courtesy of John Moloney swirl around them. On the face of it, it seems like a pretty ordinary scene – trippy visuals aside – and is even filmed through an iPhone camera. But Garden is designed to be the antidote to troubling times, and is in fact a gentle reminder to take a step back from the chaos of life’s complexities.
Bassist /vocalist Lou Barlow explains: “Everyone seemed to want a disruption in the order of American life, it seemed necessary. Then it happened. [This song] began as a bitter lamentation but as I was finishing the lyrics, singing over the instrumental version of the song while driving to J’s through the miles of farmland that separate his studio in Amherst and my home in Greenfield (Massachusetts), I saw a sign on a shed: Back to the Garden. I was looking for a resolution, where do we go when faced with such dramatic confusion? Back to basics, back home, back to the garden.”
Explaining the low-key video, he continues: “There wasn’t a video planned for the song but since my wife Adelle and I had started making holiday ‘specials’ for my YouTube channel this past December, we thought we could knock one out for Garden.
“Adelle thought we should incorporate the whimsical paintings of Dinosaur Jr’s tour manager John Moloney. He routinely dashes off caricatures of J, Murph and I when we travel. I told John about our ideas and he thought it would be easy to video the band playing the song.”
“So, John and Adelle quickly captured the band playing the song on their iPhones on a cold February afternoon and I edited it all together in iMovie. Then we had Chloe, the real vid expert at Jagjaguwar, put the paintings by John and Adelle into the mix, and that’s it!”
Dinosaur Jr. will also be playing a livestream performance on May 1. Tickets are available now.
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- Dinosaur Jr - Get Me - UK - 12" vinyl - £15.00, $20.70, €17.55 (New Item) (arrived 21-Jul-2021 10:29)on July 26, 2021 at 3:38 pm
DINOSAUR JR Get Me (1992 UK 3-track 12" vinyl single, also including Hot Burrito #2 plus a live version Quest [recorded at Wharton Tiers Fun City]. Both the glossy picture sleeve and vinyl appear in excellent condition NEG60T)
- Dinosaur Jr - Visitors - RSD 2014 - sealed - US - vinyl box set - £35.00, $48.30, €40.95 (New Item) (arrived 13-Jul-2021 11:32)on July 26, 2021 at 3:38 pm
DINOSAUR JR Visitors (2014 US numbered limited edition 5 x 7" single box set released for Record Store Day, housed in a lift-off lid box with hype stickered shrinkwrap. Great collection that features the band's first four single releases alongside a previously unreleased bonus '45 that pairs Show Me The Way with their take on the Gene Clark/Byrds classic I Feel A Whole Lot Better, also includes an exclusive essay from Jasper who designed their early picture sleeve/posters etc. Thisitem is still sealed and in mint, unplayed condition - limited to just 5000 copies worldwide!)
- Dinosaur Jr - Freak Scene - UK - 7" vinyl - £10.00, $13.80, €11.70 (New Item) (arrived 16-Jun-2021 12:38)on July 26, 2021 at 3:38 pm
DINOSAUR JR Freak Scene (2005 issue UK limited edition 7" vinyl single featuring a reissue of the alternative rock classic from 1988, also includes 'Bulbs Of Passion'. Both the picture sleeve and vinyl remain in excellent condition 7SN033) **Limited to 2500 Copies Only**
- Dinosaur Jr - Just Like Heaven - Etched - UK - 12" vinyl - £18.00, $24.84, €21.06 (New Item) (arrived 10-Jun-2021 15:00)on July 26, 2021 at 3:38 pm
DINOSAUR JR Just Like Heaven (1989 UK 3-track single-sided etched 12" vinyl single, also featuring Thrown Down and Chunks, glossy picture sleeve BFFP47T)
- Dinosaur Jr - Where You Been - German - vinyl LP - £50.00, $69.00, €58.50 (New Item) (arrived 28-Jan-2021 12:38)on July 26, 2021 at 3:38 pm
DINOSAUR JR Where You Been (Scarce 1993 German 10-track Blanco Y Negro label vinyl LP album, picture sleeve. The sleeve has some minor wear, mostly to the edges and the vinyl remains excellent with only light play BYN28)